Endorse the Denver Mayoral Declaration on Addressing Hate, Extremism and Polarization, and Safeguarding Local Democracy in the Americas


The Strong Cities and National League of Cities Track Session at the Cities Summit of the Americas in Denver, on 28 April, included the signing of a Mayoral Declaration on Addressing Hate, Extremism and Polarisation, and Safeguarding Local Democracy in the Americas.

The declaration enumerates a series of practical steps that these mayors commit to take at home to address these threats while promoting human rights. Consistent with the Strong Cities mission, the declaration includes a commitment to continue to share with and learn from each other in addressing these challenges.

The Denver Mayoral Declaration remains open for endorsement by cities across the Western Hemisphere who wish to work together to address hate, extremism and polarisation, and safeguard local democracy. It provides a strong foundation for the Strong Cities Network’s continuing work with cities across the Americas.

Mayors and officials wishing to add their name to the list of those who have endorsed this important declaration can submit their endorsement via email to [email protected].


Mayors and officials who have endorsed the Mayoral Declaration:

Mayor Christopher Taylor, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Mayor Oscar Escobar, President of Asointermedias, Colombian Association of Intermediary Cities

Mayor Mike Coffman, Aurora, Colorado, USA

Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Mayor Mark A. Behnke, Battle Creek, Minnesota, USA

Mayor Bernard Wagner, Belize City, Belize City Council, Belize

Mayor Julian Gold, Beverly Hills, California, USA

Mayor Claudia Lopez, Bogotá, Colombia

Mayor Guyleen Castriotta, City & County of Broomfield, Colorado, USA

Mayor Rodríguez Larreta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mr Fernando Straface, Secretary General for International Relations, Buenos Aires City Government, Argentina

Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mayor Faiq Mohammed, Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago

Mayor Tim Kelly, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Mayor Tim Murray, Clermont, Florida, USA

Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, City & County of Denver, Colorado, USA

Mayor Melanie Townsend, Drew, Mississippi, USA

Mayor Elaine O’Neal, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mayor Lily Mei, Fremont, California, USA

Mayor Mike Savage, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Mayor Nancy Rotering, Highland Park, Illinois, USA

Mayor Ravinder S. Bhalla, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Mayor Chris Reinersman, Independence, Kentucky, USA

Mr Esteban Benavides, International Observatory of Mayors Living Together

Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada & Co-President, United Cities & Local Governments

Councilmember Shari Horne, Laguna Woods, California, USA

Mayor Chris Riley, Leon Valley, Texas, USA

Mayor Kyle Schlachter, Littleton, Colorado, USA

Mayor Hollie Rogin, Lyons, Colorado, USA

Mayor Rafeal Ramírez Colina, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Mayor Jacob Frey, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mayor Geoffrey Thomas, Monroe, Washington, USA

Mr Esteban Benavides, International Affairs Advisor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Mayor Karen M. Ostrand, Ocean Breeze, Florida, USA

Mayor David Holt, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Mayor Rika Levin, Ossining, New York, USA

Mayor Bill Snavely, Oxford, Ohio, USA

Mayor Oscar Escobar, Mayor of Alcaldia Palmira, Colombia

Mayor Paula Mascarenhas, Pelotas, Brazil

Mayor Thurman Bartie, Port Arthur, Texas, USA

Mayor Angela Birney, Redmond, Washington, USA

Mayor Eduardo da Costa Paes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro City Hall, Brazil

Mayor Kim Norton, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Mayor Malik Evans, Rochester, New York, USA

Mayor Samantha Rodriguez, Rohnert Park, California, USA

Mayor Alan Webber, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Mayor Gleam Davis, Santa Monica, California, USA

Mayor Charlie Clark, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, USA

Mayor Bruce Harrell, Seattle, Washington, USA

Mayor George Van Dusen, Skokie, Illinois, USA

Mayor Councilor Norman Scott JP, Spanish Town, Jamaica

Chairman Norman Scott, St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Jamaica

Mayor Caroline Simmons, Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Mayor Victoria Woodards, Tacoma, Washington, USA, & President, National League of Cities

Mayor Shelia Martin, Tangipahoa City, Louisiana, USA

Commissioner Brigid Shea, Travis County, Texas, USA

Mayor Randy Hibberd, Weiser, Idaho, USA



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